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Sunoco Super Series Drivers To Visit Children of Riley Hospital Prior To I.R.P event. Wayne and Nancy Moeckel of Victory Chapel Ministries Spearheading Visitation Effort (Indianapolis, IN) While many drivers will still be preparing for ...

Sunoco Super Series Drivers To Visit Children of Riley Hospital Prior To I.R.P event.
Wayne and Nancy Moeckel of Victory Chapel Ministries Spearheading Visitation Effort

(Indianapolis, IN) While many drivers will still be preparing for the exciting racing action this weekend at Indianapolis Raceway Park, a few will be taking a break Friday afternoon to visit some special children at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis. Sunoco Super Series veterans Jeff Lane and Eddie Van Meter will meet with the children, sign autographs, and pass out some fun racing memorabilia during their afternoon visit.

The organizers of the visit are Wayne and Nancy Moeckel of Victory Chapel Ministries. The couple travels with the Sunoco Super Series, providing spiritual leadership and friendship to the drivers, officials and fans of the Series.

The Moeckel's have been part of similar hospital visits in the past and wanted to carry on that tradition in Indianapolis. According to Wayne Moeckel, "I've had the opportunity to see a kid's face light up when a race car driver walks through the door, and once you've seen that--we'll, you can understand why we would want to do it again. The interaction with the drivers and the kids is very special and it really gives the kids a chance to think about something other than why they are in there."

For the drivers, it was an easy invitation to say yes to. "I'm really looking forward to it," noted Lane earlier in the week. "I hope we can share some smiles with the kids, talk about racing, and brighten up their days. We are blessed to do the things we get to do, so if sharing it with someone who is ill might make them feel a little better, I'm pleased to be part of that." Lane and Van Meter will be racing in the area on Sunday afternoon at Indianapolis Raceway Park, as part of the double header action featuring the USAR Hooters Pro-Cup Series and the CRA / Sunoco Super Series.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Jeff Lane